NRC opens hearing on new constitution in Sattahip

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Sattahip-area residents were give a chance to provide their input on what should be in Thailand’s next constitution when the National Reform Council held its latest public hearing on the Eastern Seaboard.

Pracha Taerat, chairman of the NRC’s committee on public participation and public hearings, hosted the Feb. 27 hearing, one of 1,350 being held nationwide on 18 areas of reform.

Pracha Taerat, chairman of the NRC’s committee on public participation and public hearings, hosts the latest constitution hearing in Sattahip.Pracha Taerat, chairman of the NRC’s committee on public participation and public hearings, hosts the latest constitution hearing in Sattahip.

The NRC began debating sections of the new constitution Jan. 12, but will take breaks to hold 11 rounds of hearings to gather local input.

About 90 academics and local residents attended the hearing, which included a briefing from subcommittee member Buaphun Khumsiri.

Pracha said it is important to feel involved in the reform process and the hearings allow them to obtain information and facts about the drafting of the new charter and provide input on changes.